Saturday, September 6, 2008

Paralympic Games

How many of you realized that today is the opening ceremony of Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games?

About a month ago, on the triple-8 day, the whole world's eyes were focusing on Beijing as this capital city of China was organizing the opening ceremony for the 29th Olympic Games, the most prestige sports event on the earth!

But 2 days shy of one month after the event, which is today on 6th of September 2008, Beijing was having the Paralympic Games, the Olympic-like multi-sport event for athletes with physical, mental, and sensorial disabilities. However, this event cannot attract as much attention as the real Olympic games and resulted that not many people realized that today is actually the opening ceremony of it.

Beijing Paralympic games will be held on 6th - 17th of September 2008. There are total of 20 sports event to be competed:
  1. Powerlifting
  2. Volleyball Sitting
  3. Wheelchair Rugby
  4. Shooting
  5. Wheelchair Basketball
  6. Wheelchair Fencing
  7. Wheelchair Tennis
  8. Goalball
  9. Boccia
  10. Equestrian
  11. Football 7-a-Side
  12. Football 5-a-Side
  13. Judo
  14. Rowing
  15. Swimming
  16. Cycling
  17. Sailing
  18. Athletics
  19. Archery
  20. Table Tennis
Here are some of the photos of Beijing Paralympic taken from Beijing Paralympic Games offical website.

If you wish to know more about this game, check on the official website here.

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